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Today, we are excited to announce that CNCF TOC has accepted Antrea as a Sandbox project. This marks a major milestone for Project Antrea, which just released our 1.0 release. We are incredibly honored to join the ranks of other projects like Cloud Native Buildpacks, Contour, Harbor, etc. By contributing Antrea to the CNCF, our hope is that it will increase the visibility of the project, help bring new contributors on board and promote synergy with other projects hosted by the CNCF.

Originally released in November 2019, Antrea implements the Container Network Interface (CNI) and Kubernetes NetworkPolicy for Kubernetes clusters running anywhere. It’s built on Open vSwitch (OVS), the open source technology optimized for distributed, multi-layer switching performance. Due to the highly extensible architecture in OVS, Project Antrea quickly added new features while gaining significant traction with contributions and interoperability support from both the user and the partner communities.

Antrea would simply not be where it is today if it wasn’t for the  community’s engagement through issues, pull requests, discussions, code, documentation and many other contributions. If you’re not already familiar with Antrea, now’s a great time to take a look. With version 1.0 newly released, you can test out the latest features and imagine new possibilities for the next release. The Antrea project team welcomes you to contribute some code, take it for a spin and test interoperability. We’re looking forward, in the coming months to engaging with new community members in lively debates about technical merits of additional features that will shape the future of container networking and network policy in Kubernetes.

Join Antrea maintainers on May 5th at 8:00am PDT on a New Stack livestream during KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 to hear what’s next for Antrea and how you can get involved.  

A special thanks to the community members that have gotten us to where we are and supported us along the way – too many to list here. We’d also like to extend our deepest gratitude to the TOC members who sponsored our proposal and guided our community through the approval process.